Public Safety

August 3, 2018 | Staff Writer

Police and Communities to Come Together for National Night Out Against Crime

Block parties, cookouts, safety demonstrations, seminars, and visits from emergency personnel will bring residents and law enforcement officials together to campaign for safe neighborhoods. National Night Out is an annual event celebrated by millions of people across the United States that focuses on enhancing the relationship between law enforcement and communities. Here’s how to celebrate […]

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August 3, 2018 | Staff Writer

Gaithersburg Man Charged in Rockville Rape

A 27-year-old Gaithersburg man has been charged with raping a Rockville woman on July 28, according to a Montgomery County police statement released Friday. Terrance D. Zimmerman of Chesley Knoll Court in Gaithersburg is being held without bail, according to online court records. He has been charged with first-degree rape, first-degree assault and a third-degree […]

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August 2, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Detective: Kentlands Graffiti Likely the Work of Silver Spring Street Gang

The gang responsible for the graffiti found on a fence in Kentlands is likely the Schuyler Road Crew, according to a Montgomery County police detective. “They are a neighborhood gang or a hybrid group,” said Detective Sgt. C.J. Bullock of the Criminal Street Gang Unit in an email to MyMCMedia. A neighborhood gang is formed […]

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August 2, 2018 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Recreation Receives Eight NACo Awards

Montgomery County Recreation received eight awards for its programs. The awards, presented by the National Association of Counties (NACo), recognizes the efforts by local jurisdictions that promote responsible, responsive and effective county government, according to a news release. “Montgomery County Recreation is honored to receive eight NACo awards in the parks and recreation category—more than any […]

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August 2, 2018 | Staff Writer

Update: Flash Flood Watch for Montgomery County Continues Through Saturday Morning

Update, Aug. 3: The National Weather Service has extended the flash flood watch through Saturday morning. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Montgomery County, as the county just completed the wettest July since 1945. The NWS forecast lasts through Friday morning with “multiple rounds of moderate to heavy rainfall will […]

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August 1, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Body Camera Footage Reveals Moments Before White’s Death

Montgomery County police have released the body camera footage of Officer Anand Badgujar who confronted Robert White on a Silver Spring street June 11. The incident led to Badgujar shooting White several times. At least seven shots are heard on the video. The police also added the body camera footage of a second officer who […]

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July 31, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Judge Gives Life Without Parole for Students’ Murders

Jose Canales-Yanez was sentenced to life without parole for the murders of two Northwest High School students last year. Canales-Yanez insisted he was innocent. Circuit Court Judge David Boynton disagreed imposing Maryland’s harshest punishment. A jury convicted Canales-Yanez for the June 5 murders of Shadi Najjar and Artem Ziberov, two Northwest High School students who […]

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July 30, 2018 | Staff Writer

Police Investigating Shots Fired in Silver Spring

Montgomery County police are investigating gunshots that were fired during the early morning hours of June 9 in the central business district of Silver Spring. No one reported being struck by the gunfire, police said. Police now are releasing surveillance video of two men and are asking for the public’s help in identifying them. About […]

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July 30, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Police Call Kentlands Graffiti Gang Related

A Gaithersburg police spokesman said Monday that graffiti spray-painted on a fence in Kentlands is gang related. Officer Dan Lane said the “SRC” marking in the graffiti pointed to a gang in Silver Spring. However, he said there was no evidence to believe that there are gang-related activities — that is, robberies or assaults — […]

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July 30, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

No Charges Against Officer in Silver Spring Shooting

No charges will be placed against Officer Anand Badgujar, who shot and killed Robert White on June 11, according to a statement from the Howard County State’s Attorney’s Office. Based on a review of evidence and a review of the law, the Howard prosecutor determined that Badgujar’s actions were justified under the circumstances, a Montgomery […]

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